Udavum Karangal (Helping Hands)
#460, N.S.K. Nagar
Ansprechpartner: S. Vidyaakar
- Gemeinschaft, Gemeindeprojekt
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
Udavum Karangal (Helping Hands) is a registered, non-governmental, non-religious and non-profit social service organization, established in 1983, with sole objective of serving people in distress who are orphans & destitutes.
Udavum Karangal's humble beginnings trace back to 1983, when S. Vidyaakar began his work in a voluntary counselling and guidance centre, as a professional social worker, in the slums of NSK Nagar, Chennai. A puny, dehydrated, wailing baby boy was brought by a rickshaw puller, who had found it, abandoned in a cinema hall, after a night show. Since then there has been no looking back, neither for S. Vidyaakar nor for Udavum Karangal.
Udavum Karangal extends help & succour and a new lease of life to nearly 2000 unfortunate persons from new born babies, abandoned or orphaned to old dying destitutes. The center provides individualized services, treatment, care, rehabilitation and education to those in distress. Since 1983, the institution has grown from strength to strength and it now houses and cares for 2000 residents.
The journey, for S. Vidyaakar, and for his volunteers, however, has been very arduous. At times almost unbearable but always immensely satisfying. Like a huge and sturdy Banyan tree, the family at Udavum Karangal has grown around the qualities of dedication and compassion. Each of the homes for the destitutes was started out of sheer necessity and each began in a small way with just a few residents. Now Udavum Karangal's reach extends across 4 centres in Chennai viz; Tiruverkadu, Maduravoyal, Velappanchavadi, & Ambattur and also with two centres at Coimbatore.
A constant and encouraging presence has been the increasing number of well-wishers whose financial, material and emotional support have been Udavum Karangal 's major sustenance.
Udavum Karangal's activities: Residential Care, Short Stay, Health Care, Educational Facilities, Rehabilitation, Ambulance & Mortuary services, Disaster Management to the victims of the society and nature, Information, Guidance & Counselling.
Mr. S. Vidyaakar is the Founder of the organization. He is social worker.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities and deliver a lecture in the field of our work.